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  1. Southern Miss transfer quickly gaining high-major interest, one visit scheduled

    Aug 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    AP

    The 6-foot-5 guard was granted his release over the weekend.

  2. Minnesota gets commitment from four-star 2015 guard Kevin Dorsey

    Jul 12, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    (Scott Phillips/NBCSports.com)

    Minnesota landed a point guard commitment from Virginia native Kevin Dorsey.

  3. Improving defensively one of Minnesota’s focuses this offseason

    May 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Richard Pitino

    Minnesota’s looking to take another step forward in 2014-15, and in order to do so they’ll need to improve defensively.

  4. Big Ten Conference Catchup: Can anyone top heavily favored Wisconsin

    May 15, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Wisconsin is the clear favorite in the Big Ten after making the 2014 Final Four and losing only one starter.

  5. Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

    Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

    2014 NIT Championship

    Minnesota landed a commitment from a 6-foot-11 three-star recruit.

  6. Minnesota wins NIT title over SMU; Murray State takes CIT

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Richard Pitino ended his first year as the Minnesota head coach with an NIT championship.

  7. SMU, Minnesota to meet in the NIT championship game on Thursday

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

    Markus Kennedy

    The Mustangs and Golden Gophers meet in Madison Square Garden on Thursday night in the NIT championship game.

  8. Clemson, Minnesota punch tickets to Madison Square Garden for NIT semifinals

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT

    K.J. McDaniels

    Half of the NIT semifinal was set on Tuesday night.

  9. SMU, Florida State among top seeds in Postseason NIT

    Mar 16, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    While many choose to overlook the Postseason NIT, the fact of the matter is that the participating teams will get to compete for a championship. SMU, Minnesota headline this season’s 32-team field.

  10. Five power conferences teams that could really use a conference tourney run

    Mar 11, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

    Justin Cobbs

    Every year, there are a handful of teams that could use a couple of wins in their respective league tournaments to gain entry into the field of 68. Here are five schools that need to string some wins together this week to feel comfortable making NCAA Tournament.

  11. Oto Osenieks will not play at Minnesota after this season

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Oto Osenieks career at Minnesota is over. The school sent out a release on Wednesday afternoon announcing that, due to a series of knee injuries, Osenieks’ will not play for the Gophers next season. He has an issue with the cartilage in his left knee due to surgeries that he’s had on the knee. “Unfortunately,…

  12. Late Night Snacks: Wichita State makes history, Iowa’s defensive setback

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT

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    Game of the day: Wichita State 69, Bradley 49 The No. 2 ranked Shockers had little trouble notching their 30th regular season victory, dispatching Bradley summarily and with ease as Ron Baker led all scorers with 15 points and the team converted 48 percent from long-range. Gregg Marshall’s squad is now the first in men’s…

  13. Wally Ellenson leaves Minnesota basketball program to focus on track and field

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Wally Ellenson

    After appearing in nine games this season, Minnesota sophomore guard Wally Ellenson has elected to leave the basketball program, the school announced on Tuesday afternoon. Ellenson made this decision in an effort to fully commit to the Golden Gophers’ track and field team. “We respect Wally’s decision, and wish him, Coach Steve Plasencia and the…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Bubble teams take center stage

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:17 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri 86, Arkansas 85  Jabari Brown’s shot with 10.2 seconds remaining was the difference as the Tigers denied the Razorbacks a much-needed SEC road victory. Arkansas still has just one conference road win to its credit this season, and that came at Vanderbilt last week. As for the Tigers, Jordan Clarkson…

  15. Ryan Pitino explains the chicken suit at the Minnesota game

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    During Minnesota’s home Big Ten win over Indiana on Saturday, you could clearly see Louisville head coach Rick Pitino sitting behind the Minnesota bench while his son, Richard, coached the Golden Gophers to victory as a first-year coach at the school. The elder Pitino is a familiar face and a national-title winning coach, but you…

  16. Report: Minnesota’s Andre Hollins unlikely to play Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

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    Minnesota junior guard Andre Hollins played less than a minute in the Golden Gophers’ win over Wisconsin on January 22, as he sprained his ankle after attempting a jump shot in the early stages of the game. As a result of the injury Hollins missed Minnesota’s loss to Nebraska last Sunday, and according to Jon…

  17. Nebraska sets Bone Marrow Awareness Day for Sunday

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tim Miles

    The Nebraska basketball program is taking advantage of the NABC Suits and Sneakers weekend by teaming up with the American Cancer Society on Sunday when the Huskers host Minnesota in a Big Ten contest Fans and students are encouraged to help the Huskers and the American Cancer Society in their ways to raise awareness for…

  18. Andre Hollins has an ankle sprain, but how long is he out?

    Jan 23, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

    Andre Hollins

    Minnesota’s leading scorer Andre Hollins missed all but about 30 seconds of last night’s win over No. 9 Wisconsin after rolling his ankle. He spent much of the game sitting in the training room, watching on television. That gave some cause for concern, especially considering he reportedly left the arena in a walking boot and…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Three ranked teams fall away from home

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

    ryan

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Nevada 96, Fresno State 86 (2OT) Nevada continued its surprising start to Mountain West play but the Wolf Pack needed extra time to do so, moving to 5-1 in league play with a 96-86 double overtime win at Fresno State. Point guard Deonte Burton accounted for 31 points, five rebounds, five…

  20. Minnesota lands second significant win over No. 9 Wisconsin

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

    pitino

    Let this sink in for a second: Minnesota’s best player, Andre Hollins, played 30 seconds on Wednesday night. That’s not an exaggeration, that’s a stat. On Minnesota’s first possession of the game, he hit a pull-up jumper and landed on a Wisconsin defender’s foot, rolling his left ankle over badly enough that he didn’t emerge…

  21. Late Night Snacks: No. 14 Iowa beats Minnesota

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    hawkeyes

    GAME OF THE DAY: Monmouth 83, Canisius 82 With Manhattan losing at Fairfield on Saturday the Golden Griffins could have grabbed sole possession of first place in the MAAC with a win at Monmouth. But two three-pointers in the final 14 seconds from Monmouth’s Andrew Nicholas gave the Hawks the upset victory. Nicholas scored a…

  22. No. 14 Iowa uses offensive balance to run past Minnesota

    Jan 19, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    josh oglesby

    The No. 14 Iowa Hawkeyes are very deep and very dangerous and they showed off a lot of offensive firepower on Sunday during its 94-73 win over Minnesota in a Big Ten conference home game. Although the Hawkeyes had zero points from Aaron White in the first half and only a single free throw from…

  23. Vin Parise’s 30-second timeout: Five questions with Richard Pitino

    Jan 19, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Vin Parise of College Basketball Talk caught up with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino, whose Golden Gophers visit No. 14 Iowa Sunday afternoon. CBT: You guys were picked to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten.  Are you surprised your team is 14-4 and just beat No. 11 Ohio State? Pitino: Honestly, I really…